Schmidt leaves cyber-security post

Tuesday, 22 April 2003, 5:43 PM EST

White House cyber-security adviser Howard Schmidt resigned from his government post Monday, the second high-level official to leave President Bush's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board in as many months.

Schmidt, a former Microsoft security executive, sent an e-mail to colleagues early Monday saying the federal government's move to turn the PCIPB responsibilities over to the newly created Department of Homeland Security led to his decision to resign and return to the private sector, according to sources close to the matter.

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment.

In February, Schmidt had taken over the duties of PCIPB chairman Richard Clarke, who stepped down under similar circumstances. The two resignations revive questions about the board's place and utility in the new Department of Homeland Security.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Bash Shellshock bug: More attacks, more patches

Posted on 29 September 2014.  |  As vendors scramble to issue patches for the GNU Bash Shellshock bug and companies rush to implement them, attackers around the world are probing systems for the hole it opens.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //